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Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship

Dietetic Internship Benefits

  • The opportunity to work in a large 645 bed teaching hospital.  The UC Davis Medical Center provides comprehensive healthcare services to inland Northern California populations and provides the highest level of specialty care in the region. The UC Davis centers of excellence include the UC Davis Mind Institue, the regions only Level 1 pediatric and adult emergency department and trauma center, and the National Cancer Institute UC davis Cancer Center. The medical center was founded upon teaching health care professionals and maintains that philosophy today.

  • The opportunity to work with a variety of clinical and administrative dietitians and foodservice managers who have various specialties, specialty certifications and advanced degrees.

  • A strong clinical nutrition services department that provides nutrition care in a high acuity setting on the in-patient side as well as in adult and pediatric ambulatory/community clinics on the outpatient side.  In-patient nutrition care services are provided in nine intensive care units (including a Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Medical nutrition therapy is provided for virtually all medical conditions including cancer, cardiology, diabetes, transplant, rehabilitation, pediatrics, general medicine, surgery, burns and trauma.  Dietitians are involved in the management of oral, enteral and parenteral nutrition care.  Nutrition care services are provided in 32 adult and pediatric ambulatory/community clinics.

  • The opportunity to work with a culturally diverse population.

  • The opportunity to participate in patient care as a member of an interdisciplinary health care team that may include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, social workers, occupational therapists, speech therapists, discharge planners and pharmacists. 

  • The opportunity to work in a Food Service Department that provides over 1.2 million meals per year to patients, visitors and staff.  Foodservices provide catering services ranging from light refreshments to large receptions.  Menus and recipes are developed and tested on-site and food is cooked utilizing fresh ingredients and a large volume scratch production method.

  • Staff relief experience.

  • One week of vacation.

  • Access to library services free of charge.  (Photocopying library material is at intern’s expense).

  • Access to department reference material.